Associate Professor Dr. Ekaterina (Kate) Mendeleeva from Kolmogorov School of Moscow State University was a visiting chemistry teacher at KVIS from 5 June to 3 July 2016

04 July 2016 : Location : Kamnoetvidya Science Academy

In addition to team-teaching with the KVIS Chemistry faculty, Dr. Ekaterina Mendeleeva presented a special lecture to all students and staff on the “History and Development of the Periodic Table of the Elements”.  During the lecture she placed special emphasis on the work of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev who is accepted by the world scientific community as the originator of the Periodic TableAt one point she expressed her personal opinion of Mendeleev. “He was really a very brave man. At one time he flew under a hydrogen balloon by himself in a storm to collect scientific dataEveryone else was to afraid to go. "  

She recounted the stories behind the naming of the elements related to Russia, namely 101 Mendelevium (Md), 105 Dubnium (Db), 115 Moscovium (Mc), and 118 Oganeson (Og). She pointed out that Argon means “lazy”. If a student is lazy we might call him or her “an argon type of student”.

Reported by Dr. Thanit PewnimSenior Advisor/Chemistry, Kamnoetvidya Science Academy